The campsites are spacious with a picnic table and fire ring at each location. Bathrooms are a short walk from every site. The town of Elkmont is an easy walk from the camping area. You can reserve campsites online.
We were there the weekend after Labor Day and the campground was surprisingly quiet! By Tuesday when we left, it was less than half full. The location is ideal since it's the closest park campground to Gatlinburg. The sites are fairly close together but not too bad. Since…
It was our first time in Smokies, first time in Elkmont. The campground is peaceful and beautiful with very clean bathrooms. No showers, but you can take a bath in the river :) Sites by the river are THE BEST! Falling asleep to the sound of rushing water...priceless. So calming…
This was our first time camping at this site. Very glad we decided here. Our campsite was right next to the creek and was awesome to fall asleep to the sounds. The only take back would be no showers but my wife and I didn’t mind we just took a bath in the creek. Holy…
We were able to get a site on the river and it was great. There are plenty of photo opportunities. The kids played in the river. We slept in our hammocks not far from the waters edge. The bathrooms are clean and they have what you need at the camp store.
"Worth the trip, get there early."
"Not sure why this campground is listed under hotels!"
"Riverside sites go quickly, so reserve them early if you want them."
"Book well in advance for the best sites (esp in the fall season)"
"The best sites are away from the road leading into the campground."